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07-28-2011, 03:14 AM
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Selfish Man
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With pick #193, the Pittsburgh Hornets select Andre Pronovost, LW



- 4x Stanley Cup winner

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Originally Posted by Greatest Hockey Legends
Andre Pronovost joined the Canadiens in 1956, just in time to capture the final 4 of the Canadiens 5 consecutive Stanley Cups. He found a home on a checking line with Phil Goyette and Claude Provost. "We were the third line, they called it," he recalls. "We played mostly defensively."
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Originally Posted by Our Canadiens
Like countless junior scoring sensations before him, André Pronovost radically altered his game to earn a spot in the NHL, becoming a defensive specialist for the Canadiens. The former Shawinigan forward saw action during 10 NHL seasons, kicking off the first five with the Habs.

Joining the defending Stanley Cup champions in 1956-57 the 5-foot-9, 185-pound left winger was put on a line with Phil Goyette and Claude Provost. The team’s third line was assigned the task of holding the top trios from the other NHL clubs at bay.

Effectively stifling superstars on opposing teams, Pronovost played a key role in the Habs’ success, seeing his name engraved on the Stanley Cup four springs in a row from 1957 through 1960.

A strong skater, the solid forward knew how to make efficient use of his compact frame, adding strength and a heavy hip check to tools he consistently brought to the rink every night.

While he concentrated on his defensive responsibilities, Pronovost still managed to let his offensive upside shine through. The former scoring star lit the lamp 16 times in 1957-58 and hit a career high with 31 points in 1959-60, his last full season with the Canadiens.


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